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victims. >> some are metal, some plastic, some wood, some concrete. >> reporter: president obama will be in boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. what is not yet clear is whether there is more than one person involved in the plot. authorities continued to request assistance from the public asking for tips to try to track down those responsible for the bombings. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> thank you. >>> we are expecting a news conference from the fbi on the latest developments coming up later today. here's what we know now. sources say a suspect or person of interest has been identified less than 48 hours after the deadly attack in boston. the man signed in the surveillance video at the second blast location, sources say he was seen placing a backpack on the ground while talking on his cell phone. the man was wearing a black jacket, a gray hooded sweatshirt. he also had a baseball cap on backwards. sources say kitchen pressure cookers were packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel and used during the explos
. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. a short time ago, mr. obama brought some of the newtown families and gabrielle giffords into the rose garden at the white house. major garrett was there. major? >> reporter: scott, somber and frustrated, president obama said the gun control debate will not end because the senate could not muster 60 votes for expanded background checks. he stood, as you said, with some of the sandy hook families. mark barden, who lost his son daniel in that mass shooting, spoke first and said washington has not heard the last of this issue. >> we'll return home now disappointed but not defeated. we return home with a determination that change will happen. maybe not today, but it will happen. it will happen soon. we've always known this would be a long road, and we don't have the luxury of turning back. we will keep moving forward and build public support for common- sense solutions in the areas of mental health, school safety and gun safety. >> reporter: with his wife and two surviving children beside him, barden spoke of his son daniel and recited what is known in
. >>> to the latest from boston this morning, president obama is going to visit boston to attend a service honoring victims of the marathon bombings. the number of people killed in monday's explosion remains at 3 with more than 170 injured including many who had to have limbs amputated. surveillance video appears to be the focus of the investigation? as susan mcginnis reports, images show at least one man deemed suspicious in the moments prior to the explosion. >>> reporter: the scene of the second bomb that went off during monday's boston marathon may give us our first look at the suspected bomber. sources tell cbs news that security cameras at a lord & taylor store captured a man leaving a bag in the area just before the blast. the suspect is described as a young white man seen carrying a backpack and talking on a cell phone. sources say he was wearing a black jacket, a gray hoodie and white baseball cap turned backwards on his head. just after the first bomb went off, the suspect left the scene. moments later, the second bomb detonated. investigators are also looking at cell phone records hoping
. at least 14 others remain in critical condition this morning. today president obama plans to travel to boston for a memorial service. and susan mcginnis is in boston. susan, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. a man in this lord & taylor surveillance video is seen dropping a bag near the finish line, and the image matches the account of images of those who saw a man seen leaving the scene. this could be the first major break in this case. the scene of the second bomb that went off during monday's boston marathon may give us our first look at the suspected bomber. sources tell cbs news that a security cameras at a lord & taylor store captured a man leaving a bag in the area just before the blast. the suspect is described as a young white man seen carrying a back pack and talking on a cell phone. sources say he was wearing a black jacket, a gray hoodie, and a white baseball cap turned backward on his head. just after the first bomb went off, the suspect left the scene. moments later the second bomb detonated. investigators are also looking at cell phone records hoping
are concrete. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady will travel to boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. authorities have been very careful to say that they are not telling us if this person is a suspect but he is certainly someone they are hoping they will have a chance to speak to. in addition to the characteristics, the gray hooded sweatshirt and the black jacket, we know about his physical description. 6 to 6'2", medium build. live in boston, vinita nair. back to you. >>> it's not just law enforcement poring over the bomb evidence photographs. a bay area company saw those same photos and recognized one component as one of its own. new pictures released from the bombing site show a sub c3,000 battery made by tennergy based in fremont. the battery appears to be attached to black and red wires through the broken plastic cap. a spokesman for the company says the discovery cast a pall over their employees. >> appalled and shocked. these batteries are largely used for toys. rc cars and trucks. to see it used in sufficient a way just horrifying in such a
president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. the president said the deadly attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. >> reporter: the president also visited with marathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombing site. the fbi says ever since they placed those two photos on their website, they have seen a record number of hits as well as a surge in the emails and phone calls the tips that they are receiving. one other tid
a visit from first lady michelle obama last week. >>> a marin running company will hold a special run tonight in honor of those affected by the boston marathon bombings. runners will leave from ross common park at 6:45 for the 2.5- mile run. they will wear blue and yellow in honor of the marathon's official colors. >>> we'll have continuing coverage of the boston marathon bombings right here on kpix 5 and kpix.com. >>> following the events in boston, san francisco's police chief is floating this idea around: put security cameras on market street. they would be used to monitor big public events and even parades. kpix 5 reporter elissa to it and joins nowiookg more. >> reporter: policeeg hr wants cameras along market street because so many of the city's big events happen right here. for example, new year's eve celebrations, the giants parade after they won the world series, the pride parade are just a few of the events that have brought huge crowds to market street. there are already private cameras along here. but chief suhr wants more. at a roundtable meeting today he planned to sugg
: and this is a special western edition. good evening. the hunt is on tonight for a killer. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the reviewing stand injured bystanders and knocked some runners off their feet. and second later there was another blast just down the block. at least two people have been killed, more than 120 wounded and many of them are in critical condition at this hour. rescuers pulled the injured away in wheelchairs at one point. at least one bomb that did not explode was reportedly recovered at the scene but there is conflicting information about that as this story continues to develop in the evening. tonight downtown boston is essentially locked down. police have urged people to go home and avoid large crowds just to be safe. the attack came at the end of the boston marathon, one of the oldest and most famous of the world's marathons. a grueling 26-mile race into downtown boston ending on boylston str
that -- >> a mississippi man under arrest accused of mailing poison tainted letters, one to president obama. >> and all that matters. >> the senate rejects a bill that would have approved background checks for gun owners. >> an emotional moment in boston as the city hosted its first major sporting event since the bombing. ♪ and the home of the brave >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. a lot of breaking news overnight. the people in the town of west in central texas, waking up to a scene of destruction. a fertilizer plant caught fire, exploded last night. one witness says the force of the blast was like a tornado. >> the town of west, home to 2,800 pe,28 miles north of waco. here is what we know about the explosions. police believe 5 to 15 people have died. 160 people were injured. the explosion flattened homes and businesses in a four-block area around the plant. the cause is unknown at this hour, however, they say there is no indication yet of foul play. and manuel bojorquez is covering the damage. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. investigato
in boston. the images of those suspects were released just hours after president obama attended an interfaith service meant to heal and inspire a city in mourning. the president spoke of the three people who died in the attacks as well as the more than 170 who were injured. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. >> reporter: he said if the bombers wants to intimidate and terrorize, they chose the wrong city for their target. >> and this time next year, on the third monday in april, the world will return to this great american city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the 118th boston marathon! >> reporter: boston, he said, will run again. the fbi says after they posted those two images of the suspect on their website, they had a record number of hits. at one point, so many people were logging on, the entire website crash. they are still reminding people to log on fbi.gov. they are encouraging people to speak up. >>> so where do investigators go from hear? face recognition soft
from president obama in boston as he pays tribute to victims and survivors of the marathon explosions. >> i'm here today on behalf of the american people with a simple message: every one of us has been touched by this attack on your beloved city. every one of us stands with you. because after all, it's our beloved city, too. >> the president acknowledged that it will be a feat to rebound from this tragedy but assures the country boston will run again. investigators are making progress on the case. a key piece of evidence is found in surveillance video that shows a possible suspect near the site of the second blast. cbs reporter adriana diaz on what else police are doing to zero in on that man. >> reporter: president obama delivered a rousing tribute to the victims of the bonnie boswell marathon bombings at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. >> we'll all be with you as you learn to stand, walk and yes run again. of that i have no doubt you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and dignitaries including former massachusetts governor mitt romney joined the pres
the twin bombings and the shut down during the manhunt. at the white house president obama said boston's residents and police acted with resolve and bravery. >> because of their determined efforts we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. >> it is not clear when authorities will be able to interrogate tsarnaev. police say he is in serious condition and not communicating. >> the investigators continue their search for answers. they want to know w these two brothersldhoific terrorist act f they had any help. back to you. >> thanks. local and federal investigators are now still trying to determine whether the two brothers had any help in their bombing plot. more information is coming out about those two brothers. a cousin says each brother was very different. the younger a smart and sweet kid, the older got into trouble. that cousin said he warned 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev that his older brother was a bad influence. >> from russia, the suspect's father insists his sons are innocent. he called his younger son a true angle studying medicine. >> someone framed them. i don't kn
six o and six of them are in critical condition. president obama visited with some of the wounded today after speaking at an interfaith service at boston's cathedral of the holy cross. many considered it one of the eresident's most passionate parthes. it was part sermon, part pep talk, and major garrett was there. major. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech from day one in the oval office was one he feared he would have to give but hoped he never would, a speech about civilians killed and wounded by an act of terrorism in americahis wah. the president wrote the speech himself. he finished it aboard air force one as he flew here. tried to fortify this wounded hey and he remembered three lives cut short. >> if they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans, well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. ( applause ) not here in boston. not here in boston. crystal was always smiling. alwe who knew her said with her red hair and freckles and her ever-eager willingness to speak he
night, president obama promised support for the city of boston and answers. >> we will get to the bottom of this and find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. >> reporter: this morning, boston police commissioner ed davis said at the news conference that this was the most complicated crime scene the boston police department has ever started to process. and, norah, the mayor tom menino said yesterday was a bad day for boston, but the city will overcome. >> not necessarily about those who did something did to those running, but the strength of those helping. >> we saw that immediately, those taking down the barricades to get to those who needed to go to the hospital. >> good morning. jonathan elias, who, why, how? where is the investigation now weapon with respect to who might have done this? >> a home was searched overnight. that home belongs to someone in the hospital suffering from burns. very near the bomb when it went off. stopped by three boston detectives and questioned. found him suspicious and had police stay with him. sources tell m
unit today. 11-year-old aaron hern had a visit from first lady michelle obama yesterday. here's a picture. she gave him a stuffed toy and e 6tther is now resident. recovering from severe shrapnel wounds to his leg. not clear how much longer he will be in the hospital, but he is on the mend. >>> yesterday's "new york post" cover showed two people that the publication said the fbi was looking for in connection with the boston marathon bombings. it turns out those men were innocent. 17-year-old [ non-english language ] of massachusetts learned about the cover online. he and his friend went to talk to the police and were later cleared but the man a track star is worried he will never recover from the implication. >> people lost family, [ indiscernible ] all the blame is going to be on me for -- i can tell you, it wasn't me. >> he said he is worried it will have an impact on his college applications. the post has updated its story online reporting the two men have been cleared by investigators. but they didn't add any commentary on its decision to highlight them on the cover. you c
, the obama administration could step in and make adjustments and a lot of people hinting that politics are already being played. several people from the obama administration are saying pressure the faa. tell them you want them to find a different way to balance their budgets. it doesn't have to be by putting these workers on furlough. they could tighten their other budget considerations. we'll see what happens when it really gets busy. ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> the next time you're getting ready to travel, you can check the status of your flight on our website, kpix.com. >>> federal officials are delaying a policy that would allow small knives, bats and other sports equipment on planes. the tsa says that the policy change has been delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee made up of aviation industry, consumer and law enforcement officials. the change was to go into effect thursday. >>> coming up in our next half hour, another terror plot this time targeting mass transit. where the suspects allegedly planned to bomb a train and their ties to al qaeda. >> everyone that s
university grad student. and president obama will come here tomorrow. he'll speak at an interfaith service dedicated to those killed and injured. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in boston. thank you, susan. >>> well, earlier i spoke with cnn correspondent john miller. he's also a former assistant fbi director and he says the bombs were simple but deadly. >> what we're learning is that both devices, the one in front of the runner's shop and the lenscrafters, the one in front of the starbucks were pressure cooker devices contained in black nylon bags or more likely backpacks, and the way the pressure cooker works is you put your explosives inside. it's a good device. for high explosives you can use smokeless powder or pyro techs, smokeless powder and you have your timer, your initiator, and when it's supposed to detonate. it detonates inside and then the pressure of the explosion builds up within the pressure cooker until it breaks. so what the pressure cooker does is it contains that explosive energy till it can't anymore, and then it in and of itself becomes shrapnel and lets that explosive
president obama wants, for flyers to feel it, complain to congress, and reverse the budget cuts. >> i believe he's instructing his agencies to do the things that inflict the most pain on the american people so that they're upset. >> the lawsuit filed by the airlines and pilots would delay the furloughs for at least 30 days. a court ruling could come this week. anthony and norah? >> sharyl attkisson. thanks, sharyl. >>> the swollen mississippi river is closed at vicksburg, mississippi, because of a sunken barge. there is widespread flooding farther north. it's especially bad in northern illinois where thousands of people have been forced out of their homes. dean reynolds is in versailles, illinois. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. heavy spring rains have swollen rivers across the midwest. there's major flooding reporting in six states, three deaths also reported and more rain may be on the way. illinois governor pat quinn braced for the challenge ahead. >> this is a natural disaster. we can't control nature and we've suffered grievously. >> reporter: he declare
. >>> president obama will head to texas to visit the town where a deadly explosion happened last week. a fertilizer plant blew up in west, texas killing 14 people and destroying about 50 homes. more than 200 people were injured. on thursday, mr. obama will view the damage and then attend a memorial service at a college in nearby waco. >>> 4:48 now. more earnings reports will come out today including apple, at&t and delta airlines. nearly one-third of the companies in the s&p will report the results by the end of the week. the reports have been pretty good so far. on wall street the dow reversed its early slide and gained 19 points yesterday. nasdaq climbed 27. >>> your automated teller machines, atms, might become more versatile soon. some of the nation's largest banks are testing machines to let customers actually have a live video chat with the teller and receive exact changes. the new atms will also allow you to split deposits between accounts and make loan and edit card payments, as well. > your ne purchase could cost you more. a proposed sales tax would demand online retailers wi
break in the case came just hours after president obama delivered a rousing speech to the bombing victims and to the city of boston itself at a service. [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama came to boston with an inspirational message for the victims of the marathon bombings including those who lost limbs in the attack. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. of that i have no doubt, you will run again. [ applause ] >> reporter: the first lady and former massachusetts governor mitt romney were among the dignitaries who joined the president at the historic cathedral of the holy cross. thesident said the dy attack did not intimidate the city of boston. >> it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. not here in boston. visited witharathon volunteers and thanked them for helping victims at the bombing site. after the fbi posted images of those two suspects on their website, they had a record number of hits. in fact, at one point the website even crashed. we have one other tidbit of information to share with you
detonation. but they are still unclear how the bombs were set off. president obama promised federal help for victims and their families. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news that a man is being detained and police are questioning him. but he is not being called a suspect. investigators are also looking at surveillance tape and other images of the scene before and after the explosion to try to piece together what happened and who might be responsible. now, in response to what's played out here in boston, other major cities are now beefing up their own security. in fact, london is slated to host its own marathon this coming sunday. they are now taking a second look at their security. reporting live in boston. back to you. >> investigators are still coming every square inch of boston. a senior u.s. intelligence official says as many as two unexploded bombs turned up at the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device turned out not to be a bo
hurled into the crowd in the finish line yesterday! president obama is calling this an act of terrorism. the fbi still count know who was behind the blast. let's go to randall pinkston. >> nails, bibis, small pieces of mettlal designed to create -- metal designed to create maximum damage when they exploded. >> reporter: the area around the finish line is what police call the most complex crime scene in history. investigators continue to collect and process evidence including bomb fragments and cell phone videos and photos. mourners have been placing flowers at the scene. investigators denied reports that several unexploded bombs were found in the area. >> we only have two devices that aware of device and both devices were involved in the incident. >> reporter: three people were killed and more than 175 others were injured in the two blasts. among the fatalities, 8-year- old martin richard, the boy ice sister and mother were badly injured. >> they are a wonderful family and this is a horrific tragedy. >> reporter: investigators say the 12 b
. president obama has vowed to find and bring to justice whoever was behind the deadly terrorist attack today at the boston marathon. two bombs went off as dozens of runners were crossing the finish line. one explosion near the
information about the man the feds say sent letters that were poisoned to president obama and a u.s. senator from mississippi. his name is paul curtis. he has been known to local law enforcement, for what we don't know. and he would sometimes work as an elvis impersonator. the letters that contained a white powder said, quote, no one wanted to listen to me before. what does that mean? so far, nobody is saying. preliminary tests say the white powder is the poison radio ricin. >>> the president didn't mince words today. he called it a shameful day for washington. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics. the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections and so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse for vote no. >> the measure had 54 yes votes but it needed 60 to beat a republican filibuster. five democrats also opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >>> coming up, we'll continue our coverage of the latest on that huge explosion in texas that l
penalty if convicted. president obama called both the fbi and boston police to praise their coordination. live in boston, adriana diaz. back to you, juliette. >>> and there was a big smile on aaron hern's face today. ty brandon moss and right fi der reddstopped by to see how he was doing. aaron's classmates wanted to make sure he knows they've got his back. they sent him this get well video on youtube. the teacher took the camera room to room, with kids offering signs of encouragement. >>> it's no secret. san francisco has long struggled with the issue of homelessness. >> now the city is blaming another state for adding to the problem. who is accused of giving poor mentally ill patients a one-way ticket to the bay. >>> and they're high-tech, wealthy and they claim to be eco-friendly. the bay area area cities that are vying for the title of biggest water hogs. >>> this is the genetic twin of the stump that was cut down in 1890. >> how a tree cut down more than a century ago could live on for thousands of years. there is no
, breaking, two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured. white house spokesman jay carney told reporters soon after the bogus tweet that the president was fine. the ap confirmed that its twitter account had been suspended following the hack while it works to correct the issue. >>> the dow actually turned negative after the twitter hoax. but it quickly recovered. stocks are higher today across the board with all key s&p sectors in positive territory. as you take a look right there, up 135. good day. >> looking good. >>> a bill making its way through the na could make tax-frhopping the internet a thing of the past. the proposed tax would demand that online retailers tax you. california is among states that already have similar laws and the bill is being backed by the national retail federation. they say it would make the playing field even between brick and mortar stores and their online competition. >>> sharing passwords is oh, too common when it comes to a free ride for pay per view providers like hbo and netflix but should you be worried? kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter jul
might be relevant. >> reporter: president obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. susan mcginnis, cbs news, boston. >>> investigators are doing a thorough search of boston, as many as two unexploded bombs turned up near the end of the course and were safely disarmed. another device under a grandstand was not a bomb. one man was questioned, a saudi national spotted near the scene of the explosions right before those bombs went off. >> when the blast happened, he began to run. now, in context, a lot of people began to run, a civilian who thought this individual was acting suspiciously chased him and tackled him and turned him over to place saying i saw him over there acting suspiciously and he ran. that may mean a lot. it may mean nothing at all. >> investigators say the saudi man is being cooperative and is denying any involvement. he has not been arrested or charged. >>> here at home, tra
. president obama vowed to find and bring to justice whoever is responsible. jonathan elias of our cbs boston station wbz was there on boylston street when the bombs went off. jonathan? >> scott, i was 30 feet away from that initial blast and we were filming people coming across the finish line for what should have been an end of a jubilant race. i mean, they were ecstatic. people were raising their arms up in the air, my producer, my photographer, myself, we are high-fiving these guys and just cheering them on and then a second later the bomb went off. when that first bomb went off we held our ground not knowing what had just happened and then seconds later the second bomb went off and that's when we knew exactly what was going on. we ran toward the scene of the initial blast as everyone else was running away trying to get out and off of boylston street. police officers down the street were holding up their hands and stopping some 9,000 runners still on the track telling them the race was over, they can't come down boylston and the carnage that was left on the sidewalk is forever burned in m
area, flags were flown at half staff today to pay respect to the bombing victims. today president obama ordered all flags at federal buildings to remain at half staff. >> now we're taking pictures and putting them up. >> and that can cripple crucial lines of communication during disaster. tonight we ask, how would your cell phone fare. >> how vandals are threatening the power supply for millions. >> you're going to need that heater coming up. if the winds die down, temperatures will go down to 35, san jose, down to 40. we are talking a warm up. find out when it gets here. >>> coming up at 6:30, how bay area students are cooking up a plan to survive our next big disaster. [ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] has tested positive for the deadly >>> developing news out of washington, a letter interc
this happened. >> reporter: the third person killed was a boston university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. these type of pressure cookers bombs are popular with terrorists in pakistan, afghanistan and india and used in the attempted bombing in times square in 2010. susan mcginnis, back to you. >> we know it's going to take a long time to go through all the video and those thousands of photos that people sent in. the fbi says of course someone knows who did this. are they any closer to finding a suspect? >> reporter: as far as suspects, there was a saudi man who was being looked as a -- as -- as recently as yesterday and there was a search warrant that brought things out of his apartment, several bags taken out. he has since been cleared. they say he has been fully cooperative. he was simply there as a spectator to see the at the end of the race. he is not a suspect and never was. he was simply a witness to the crime. >> how about the mood in boston? i know, day one is awfully tough. we have a couple of days now. are things starting to get back to normal a lit
. >> thanks, john. >>> president obama called the attack cowardly and says investigators will uncover whoever is responsible. he will attend an interfaith service for the victims, it is being held in a cathedral less than a mile from monday's bombings. the president is expected to speak. >> condoleezza rice was secretary of state under george w. bush and served as national security advisor. thank you for joining us secretary rice. let me ask you about this. this is the first bomb attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. what is going on inside the white house. you have been there at a time like this trying to figure things out. >> yes. first let me add my voice, the condolence to the victims and their families prayers for the full recovery of those who remain. obviously in the white house, these are the most difficult of days, the president has to be at once the comforter of the country, the person who pulls the country together in difficult circumstances, the white house will be very focused on preventing the next attack. and indeed the kind of clues that john miller w
university grad student. president obama arrives here tomorrow morning. he will speak at a service for the victims of this terror attack. meanwhile, marathon organizers say the boston marathon will go on next year. in boston, susan mcginnis, back to you. >> thank you. >>> and we are getting our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. check the two pictures. viewer photos sent in to whdh tv in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of a crowd. after the explosion the bag is gone. >>> a bay area community is reaching out to help a victim of the bombing. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in martinez home of a 12-year- old who is still in a hospital over in boston. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. aaron hern is still in intensive care at boston children's hospital. but he is going to live. his mother posted an facebook last night saying -- on facebook last night saying the 12-year-old communicated with nods that he is okay and comfortable but frustrated without the ability to communicate. he is due for another surge
's children's hospital last week. he got a visit from first lady michelle obama last week. so big day for aaron. >>> a marin running company will hold a special run tonight in honor of those affected by the boston marathon bombings. runners wi ave from ross common park at 6:45 tonight for a 2.5-mile run wearing blue and yellow in honor of the marathon's officials colors. we'll have continuing coverage of the boston marathon bombings right here on kpix 5 and kpix.com. >>> the man accused of sending letters laced with ricin to president obama and a senator is due back in court today. paul kevin curtis denies any involvement but an fbi agent says the letters contain lines that are also on the suspect's facebook page. and indentations on the letter possibly from envelopes that were on top traced back to two of the suspects' former addresses. >>> major airports across the country have few air traffic controllers on duty today. those positions are being furloughed due to federal spending cuts. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at sfo this morning with what that means for bay area tr
of sending letters laced with ricin to president obama and a senator is due back in court today. paul kevin curtis denies any involvement but an fbi agent says the letters contain lines that are also on the suspect's facebook page. indentations on the letter possibly from envelopes that were on top trace back to two of the suspect's former addresses. >>> doctors this morning are warning temperatures to stay away from the cinnamon challenge. the dangerous stunt has been depicted online in which someone swallows a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds. you can't have any water. doctors say doing that can lead to breathing problems and collapse a lung. at least 30 teens needed medical attention because of the stunt last year. you know, great in your cookies. oh, man. can't imagine. >> not swallowing it whole. >>> time now 5:50. it's helped make thousands of movie memories. now a bay area city is fighting to save a cultural landmark. >> legally busted. reese witherspoon makes her first comments since her shocking weekend arrest. details coming up. [ male announcer ] every day, your car take
obama vowed to find those responsible for the bombing. >> any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: white house officials say they are treating the bombings as an act of terrorism. now, the city of boston is on high alert. very, very high alert around this city as it wakes up. new york city also area of high alert around subways and certain landmarks and cities around the world are looking at security plans including sunday which has the london marathon. london marathon coming up and as for the city of boston, the governor here deval patrick said city of boston will operate today but it will not be business as usual. >> i don't expect that. susan mcginnis in boston. thank you. >>> following the explosions in boston, security was tightened around the country. at the white house the secret service shut down access to pennsylvania avenue. patrol cars blocked entry points but the white house was not on lockdown and the park across the street remains open. in new york city, a police command truck was moved to times square. securit
the family with their medical bills. >>> president obama plans to travel to boston on thursday to attend an interfaith service for the victims. >>> meantime forensic experts are working around the clock to gather evidence. it's pain staking work. they're looking at every last shred of the two devices across the crime scene that spans blocks. this is our first look at what one of the bombs might have looked like before it went off. viewer photos sent to whdh in boston show a bag next to a mailbox in front of the crowd. after the explosion, it's gone. a sharon chen tells us now these bombs, they're not very difficult to build, right. >> no, they aren't, liz. at least one of the bombs was inside an appliance you may have in your kitchen but hidden in a backpack. investigators also found a circuit board they believe was used as a detonator. >> these photos give the first look at the deadly device, a mangled pressure cooker that the fbi says was laced with nails, bbs and ball bearings causing devastating injuries. retired fbi agent frank doyle says it's clear the intent was maximum damage. >>
for the tsarnaev brothers have closed schools and offices and shut down the entire area. president obama expressed his thanks from the white house. >> we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all our outstanding law enforcement officials. >> the fbi marked captured and in boston scores of people gathered for a candle light vigil near the finish line of the marathon. in addition to motive, the authorities will also be looking to see if these two brothers were working alone or part of a larger group. we can tell you three additional arrests were made in new bedford, which is about a mile from where we are. reporting live in watertown, back to you. >> all right. thank you. >>> well, the man hunt ended about 27 hours after the fbi released the suspects' photos. here's a closer look at how it all went down. >> the chaos began late last night, police called to a shooting on mit campus. university police officers sean collier was ambushed in his patrol car and killed. at 11:30 boston time, police say the brothers carjacked a man a few blocks away in cambridge. they told the driver they were the marathon
unit today. 11-year-old aaron hern had a visit from first lady michelle obama yesterday. she gave him some stuffed toys and a medal from the president. the 6th grader is recovering from a severe shrapnel wound to the leg. it's not clear how much longer he will be in the hospital. >>> even those who made it out of the boston blast zone unhurt will always carry the scar of what they saw that day especially those who ran toward the danger to help. tracy monroe recalls kneeling whose g blown of i tried to hol hand and just rub her face and i said, hi, baby. look up at me. look in my eyes, come on, it's going to be okay. what's your name? what's your name? she just looked up at me and said, "jane." i'll never forget it. >> so sad there. jane is recovering, but monroe learned the little girl was the sister of 8-year-old martin richard who died in the attack. >> it's been quite a week out there, that's for sure. >> it has. >>> 4:33 let's get back to the bay area and let's check our traffic and weather. it looks like it's going to be one terrific weekend, huh, brian? >> it does. it looks lik
putin here has spoken to president obama on friday, that he expressed his condolences on behalf of the russian people and that the two agreed to stup up cooperation on counterterrorism. >>> sky news's kati stallard in moscow. thank you very much. >>> this morning the boston transit police officer who was wounded in the shoot-out with the bombing suspects is in critical but stable condition. richard donahue loft nearly all his blood and had to have his heart restarted after his heart stopped and he's on a breathing machine. >> he was doing his job. the subsequent event showed us how heroic and dedicated an officer he is. he engaged the terrorist in the most difficult of situations that none of us can begin to imagine. >> donahue was responding to a call for assistance from the m.i.t. police. it was his friend and classmate police officer sean collier who ha mortally wounded. >>> the london marathon was run yesterday without incident. before the race started, runners observed a moment of silence in honor of the boston victims. there were more than 34,000 runners. many wore black r
in the marathon attack. >> pelley: elaine, thank you. president obama also paused at 2:50 today to observe a moment of silence. he did in the private at the white house. the u.s. senate paused to remember the bombing victims and the busy trading floor at the new york stock exchange fell silent for a moment as well. the big remaining question, of course, is w and we spent the weekend talking pth people who knew the disbelief we heard nothing but disbelief about dzhokhar, the 19-year-old who was charged today, but some llo knew tamerlan, the older brother who was killed, had reason for concern. al amman lived in the apartment below tamerlan tsarnaev and he says three months ago the two of them argued about religion. >> he was explaining how the bible is a cheap copy of the koran and how it's used the american government to... as an excuse to invade other countries. al powmber he said that america's a colonial power ea trying to colonize the middle east and africa. and he also said that the most owsualties in afghanistan and iraq are innocent bystanders gunned down by american soldiers. >> pe
a weapon of mass destruction. he was also told he could get the death penalty if convicted. president obama called both the fbi and boston police to praise their coordination. live in boston, adriana diaz. back to you, juliette. >>> and there was a big smile on aaron hern's face today. ty waller, first baseman brandon moss and right fielder josh reddick stopped by to see how he was doing. aaron's classmates wanted to make sure he knows they've got his back. they sent him this get well video on youtube. the teacher took the camera room to room, with kids offering signs of encouragement. >>> it's no secret. san francisco has long struggled with the issue of homelessness. >> now the city is blaming another state for adding to the problem. who is accused of giving poor mentally ill patients a one-way ticket to the bay. >>> and they're high-tech, wealthy and they claim to be eco-friendly. the bay area area cities that are vying for the title of biggest water hogs. >>> this is the genetic twin of the stump that was cut down in 1890. >> how a tree cut down more ,,,, so, this board gives me rates f
more. >> reporter: critics argue president obama wants the public to feel the effects of sequester to create pressure so that there are changes in it. >> we have looked after passengers for 4 1/2 years. the last thing we want to do is disadvantage the flying public. >> cheryl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >>> disgraced former new york congressman anthony weiner has a new twitter account. weiner resigned two years ago after being caught posting lewd photos of himself on twitter. he also sent inappropriate messages to several women. on monday he launched @anthonyweiner. the new account features his policy ideas for new york city. it is believed he plans to run for mayor. >>> woodstock icon richie havens has passed away. he was the first musician to perform at the 1969 festival and kept playing for three hours when other artists arrived late. the folk singer was well known for his cover of the beatles "here comes the sun." richie havens died of a heart attack monday. he was 72. d o a heart attack. was good thing there's bounty select-a-size. it's the smaller powerful sheet that act
this season. aaron had a high-profile visit last week from first lady michelle obama and certainly his classmates are rooting him on and glad to see him come meo the bay area very soon >>> passwords are supposed to be a secret. come on. but it's no secret a lot of people share the passwords with friends, especially if you are going to watch hbo or netflix. consumerwatch reporter julie watts on whether people who do that should be worried about it. >>> reporter: steven miller wants hbo. >> i'm a big bill maher fan. >> reporter: he just doesn't want everything that comes with it. >> you have to pay for comcast or dish and you have to buy the basic programs of which contain so many things i don't want to watch it's ridiculous. >> reporter: so he has come up with a workaround to watch his favorite show. he uses hbo go with a borrowed password. >> someone was kind enough to loan me their password and their id. >> reporter: and he is not alone. >> i do share some passwords, yeah. >> if a tight buddy, sure. >> reporter: by one estimate, 10 million people watch netflix for free by gging in as
obama had been hurt. the dow dropped 150 points and quickly recovered. in less than 5 minutes as much as $136 billion by one estimate may have changed hands. the reason high frequency computer trading. still, it wasn't enough to put brakes on trades. >> the dow only moved down a little less than 1%. that's not big enough to hit those alarm bells and those safeguards. >> reporter: some analysts say there don't seem to be sufficient safeguards on twitter accounts which when hacked quickly distribute bad information. >> it's too easy to hackneying especially twitter. they are still relying on simple passwords. >> reporter: cnet writer and tech blogger molly woods says while twitter is protected legally it's increasingly untrustworthy. >> they have to have good content. if you can't trust what you read on twitter, they will stop reading twitter and that's a problem for their business. >> reporter: twitter declined to talk with us saying it doesn't comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons. the "associated press" says it's cooperating with twitter to investigate the h
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